While most of us were in quarantine, it seems like these skincare and makeup brands were hard at work formulating their best products yet to soothe our impulsive retail therapy urges this season.
From local brands to heavyweight players, Daily Vanity has put together a list of our favourite launches of the month. Look forward to a range of iconic scents from Jo Malone’s Hand Wash as well as YSL’s reformulation of the well-loved Le Cushion Encre De Peau!
1. Clarins Extra-Firming Neck & Décolleté
We weren’t kidding when we said brands have been hard at work all 2020. The new plant-powered Extra-Firming Neck and Décolleté anti-ageing cream by the French beauty brand underwent 68 trial formulations prior to hitting our shelves.
Formulated with seven key ingredients like organic sunflower auxins that help improve skin elasticity and organic desert date extract that targets dark spots, this light-weight product absorbs quickly into the skin, providing lift, hydration, comfort, protection, elasticity, firmness, and a more even skin tone.
This wonder-product that has proven effective and powerful for the neck and chest area, in a 28-day study with 101 women globally, comes in an easy twist-to-open nozzle tip for a fuss-free application.
Check out the rest of Clarins’ anti-ageing line, which includes day cream Extra-Firming Jour, night cream Extra-Firming Nuit, and eye cream Extra-Firming Yeux.
Clarins Extra-Firming Neck and Décolleté retails at S$145 (75ml), and is now available at all Clarins boutiques, counters, and online.
2. Dr Dennis Gross Breakout Clearing Gel
With this new mask-wearing norm, it’s no shocker that the number one skincare problem faced right now happens to be the rise in acne conditions.
If you’re facing frequent breakouts, bumpy texture, and oily skin, Dr Dennis Gross’ Breakout Clearing Gel might just be what you need.
The combination of acne-fighting salicylic acid, niacinamide, and novel oil works to correct and prevent new breakouts from forming and diminishes the appearance of blemish scars, while evening out skin tone.
Available at all Sephora outlets from 20 August 2020 onwards. Price unavailable at the time of writing.
3. The Microdelivery Dream Peel by Philosophy
For those looking for a new way to exfoliate, here’s a great option! The Microdelivery Dream Peel by Philosophy is an overnight peel with unique time-release technology that gradually delivers a hefty dosage of active ingredients, including a powerful blend of 6% AHAs/BHAs
Simply layer on the soothing gel which contains a clear-drying formula (rest assured, your pillowcase will be safe!), catch some Zs and wake up to radiant, ultra-smooth skin.
Unclog your pores and prevent future breakouts effectively with this hassle-free method.
Now retailing at S$85 (50ml), available at all Sephora outlets islandwide and on Sephora.
4. DR’s Secret Vitalising Eye Mask
Has working and socialising from home threw your sleep schedule off? If you’re facing heavy eye bags, you’ll definitely want to give this product a try.
Singaporean skincare brand DR’s Secret produced the new Vitalising Eye Mask that challenges conventional eye masks with its unique shape that covers more than just the under-eye – providing deeper nourishment for areas above your eyes and up to your temples! Accompanying the fishtail shape of the mask is the skin-hugging material that ensures complete comfort and ease so you can now go about your daily activities while treating your skin to a refresher!
With its patented liposome technology that utilises ultra-small liposome molecules that fuse seamlessly into the skin membrane, your peepers are sure to look bright and sparkly after!
5. Chunsam Radiant White Essence
THEFACESHOP recently unveiled a new premium range of skincare, the Sooryehan Chunsam Radiant White Line, consisting of four products that are sure to restore dull skin and treat signs of skin ageing with chunsam seolyundan – the highest class of ginseng from Korea!
Containing five times the amount of chunsam extract and an antioxidant-rich blend of traditional herbs, the Chunsam Radiant White Essence, in particular, caught our eye. This radiance-boosting essence glides onto skin really effortlessly, bringing with it a youthful rosy hue that’s sure to subtract years off your age!
If you’re looking to restore dehydrated skin, give this product a try. From now till 31 August 2020, enjoy 10% off all Sooryehan products when you purchase them online, using the promo code ‘SRH10’ during checkout.
The Sooryehan Chunsam Radiant White Line is now retailing at S$155 at the following THEFACESHOP – Nature Collection retail stores:
- Bedok Mall
- Bukit Panjang Plaza
- Causeway Point
- Clementi Mall
- Junction 8
- Jurong Point
- North Point
- Tampines 1
- West Mall
- Wisma Atria
6. Estée Lauder NEW Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex
This next product’s got us jumping out of our seats. Estée Lauder’s #1 night time serum has just been reformulated to increase the skin’s production of collagen to repair the look of lines faster than ever before!
Protect from the environmental assaults of modern life with the new Chronolux Power Signal Technology which utilises micro signalling of molecule activator that helps rapidly ignite a dynamic, connected repair network to promote the skin’s very own natural repair processes.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex will retail at S$130 (30ml). Catch the launch of this new product on 1 August 2020 at all Estée Lauder boutiques islandwide including Sephora and Lazada.
7. Suisai Beauty Clear Line
Having been a household name in the Japanese beauty scene, Suisai introduces the new Beauty Clear Line featuring four different types of cleansers, from enzyme infused powders to wipe-off cleansers.
Created with the intention of suiting each woman’s cleansing needs, these will definitely fit perfectly into any skincare regime.
If you’re looking for a cleanser to use on-the-go, the Suisai Beauty Clear Powder Wash N is a unique powder cleanser that comes in small capsules, activating only in contact with water before transforming into a foamy and effervescent texture. This facial cleanser contains enzymes and amino acid-based cleansing ingredients coated in a silk coating with the latest silk processing technology. This ensures the stabilisation of enzymes for them to work at the impurities and sebum on your face longer!
If you’re looking for a daily wash that rids of blackheads at the same time, the Suisai Beauty Clear Micro Wash is a 2-in-1 formula that’s sure to leave your skin feeling silky smooth after. Enriched with two types of adhesive clay that are smaller than even your pores, the clay acts as a cleanser when lathered with water and transforms into a clay mask when applied directly!
The Suisai Beauty Clear Shake Cleansing is a no-rinse facial wash that takes off makeup (include the most stubborn of waterproof mascaras and lip-tints!) instantly. Shake well before use.
The Suisai Beauty Clear Jelly Cleansing contains ‘water-wrapping technology with oil’ which allows the moisture-textured jelly to form around oil-based ingredients which penetrate deep into the skin removing dirt and makeup from your pores effortlessly.
8. Huxley Cream Fresh and More & Huxley Toner Extract It
This South Korean minimalist skincare brand has been a crowd-favourite with the powerful hand-selected prickly pear seed oil that all of its products contain. This includes the Huxley Cream Fresh and More, and the Huxley Toner Extract It.
The Huxley Cream Fresh and More is a long-lasting light-weight gel cream that helps lock in moisture, retaining hydration even in extremely dry environments, without leaving any sign of greasiness.
Formulated with antioxidant-rich cactus water that restores the skin’s pH balance, more than 90% of Huxley Toner Extract It consists of naturally derived ingredients, leaving the skin feeling clean and fresh all day.
Available exclusively at all Guardian outlets, the Huxley Cream Fresh and More retails for S$49.90 (50ml) while the Huxley Toner Extract It retails for S$43 (120ml). 25% off both products was available at the time of writing, on Guardian online.
9. Mellow Naturals Vit C Natural Glow Face Serum
Highly-lauded Thai brand, Mellow Naturals, known for its effective fusion of clean ingredients and modern skincare techniques used in creating its natural, non-toxic beauty products, is now exclusively available in Singapore via SocietyA Beauty.
Formulated with a range of carefully hand-picked ingredients from various parts of the region, Mellow Naturals is a brand suitable for those with sensitive skin and one to look out for here in Asia. With its pregnancy-safe and cruelty-free guarantees, you can trust their products to be safe for the conscious consumer.
Catching our eye is the Vit C Glow Face Serum, a natural brightening serum chock full of antioxidants and vitamins that is suitable for all skin types. Containing jojoba oil, this product is highly nourishing and effectively retains moisture, controlling oil and sebum production.
10. BEIGIC Volumizing Shampooing Scrub
You’re probably already aware of the importance of exfoliating your skin, but did you know that your scalp requires the occasional exfoliation for your tresses to shine too? Vegan South Korean beauty brand just launched a brand-new cream-based hair scrub that deeply cleanses your hair and scalp to rid of impurities and give your hair the volume and healthy glow it has always wanted.
Formulated with moisture-boosting ingredients like argan oil, the BEIGIC Volumizing Shampooing Scrub is sulphate-free and infused with organic fair-trade green coffee bean extract, and enriched with sea salt.
Accompanying this product is the BEIGIC Damage Repair Treatment Mask which helps strengthen and provide radiance to hair that has been stripped of its nutrients. Be it from damage caused by going under the sun, through chemical processing or frequent heat styling, this deep hair treatment mask is sure to restore your shine.
BEIGIC is a clean and vegan South Korean beauty brand that pays close attention to all your comfort needs while providing the most effective of products. The BEIGIC Volumizing Shampooing Mask retails for S$65 (250g) while the Damage Repair Treatment Mask retails for S$75 (200g) on SocietyA Beauty.
11. HERA Airy Blur Priming Powder
Here’s a primer that will prep your skin for a flawless canvas like never before. The new HERA Airy Blur Priming Powder offers a unique dough-like powder texture that erases pores and imperfections lasting up to 24-hours, without leaving behind the common issue of stickiness.
This innovative product is formulated with different types of coccid powders and a blend of oil that diffuses light hitting the skin to create an instant pore blurring effect that camouflages blemishes and fine lines. The coccid powder is effective in controlling excess sebum, providing a protective layer between the skin and makeup, safeguarding your skin from the impurities of everyday life.
The HERA Airy Blur Priming Powder retails at S$72 (8.5g) and is available at the HERA ION boutique and HERA’s website.
12. YSL Le Cushion Encre De Peau 2020
Our favourite cushion compact just received a reformulation, now offering instant shine control and an innovative anti-dullness effect. Infused with natural ingredients from the foothills of the Moroccan Atlas mountains, the new YSL Le Cushion Encre De Peau promises the same light-weight texture with all the coverage you’d need for easy on-the-go application.
Containing a lipophilic active ingredient that fuses seamlessly with the skin, the Neo Skin Powder, ensures fast absorption of excess sebum, providing a matte look without drying out the skin. This iconic product has buildable coverage, resulting in a flawless complexion every time.
The Le Encre De Peau Cushion 2020 will be available in eight shades (S$102) from 1 August 2020, at all YSL Beauté stores at ION Orchard, VivoCity, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Metro Paragon, TANGS at TANG Plaza, BHG Bugis, and Takashimaya S.C., as well as online.
13. AERIN Mediterranean Honeysuckle Set
While we may not be able to travel out of the country anytime soon, allow your senses to whisk you away on a trip to the Mediterranean with AERIN’s new Honeysuckle set.
The sun-drenched scent of sweet Honeysuckle and fresh Grapefruit is sure to evoke wanderlust with this concoction of Italian Bergamot and Mandarin Oil. Open your eyes to an ocean of blue when you spritz on the luxurious Mediterranean Honeysuckle Eau De Parfum, available in two sizes – 50ml (S$192) and 100ml (S$266). Available in a travel set, including the Eau de Parfum 50ml, Eau de Parfum Travel Spray 7ml, Eau de Parfum Deluxe 4ml, and Aegea Blossom Eau de Parfum Deluxe 4ml, retailing for S$211.
The set is available at all AERIN boutique counters islandwide, including Estée Lauder Marina Bay Sands, Estée Lauder TANGS Orchard and Estée Lauder Takashimaya. The set is also available on Sephora.
14. Jo Malone Fragrances
Since we’ll likely be incorporating frequent hand washing into our daily lives, why not opt for a conditioning hand wash that refreshes and cleanses at the same time? Jo Malone has released its scents of this season, launching seven iconic scents in the form of Body & Hand Washes.
Of the seven, the English Pear & Freesia, Lime Basil & Mandarin, and Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body & Hand Wash will be available for a limited period of time only. The enhanced formula helps leave the body and hands feeling soft and supple with its cooling gel transforming into a rich lather.
Available in Jo Malone London boutiques and via Jo Malone London Concierge Service and Sephora outlets, the Body & Hand Wash retail at S$115 (500ml).
15. Nodspark National Day-inspired Nail Wraps
In the spirit of our nation’s 55th birthday, local homegrown brand Nodspark in collaboration with YeoMama Batik has designed four new prints that symbolise the various aspects of our country. Launching in early August 2020, these colourful and vibrant nail wraps are sure to turn heads! Peek this year’s designs below.
Utilising a mixture of traditional patterns and modern colours, these chic nail wraps come in a muted tone.
Paying tribute to our national flower, the Orchid in My Window set carries with it a feminine touch.
With the bold spirited colours of the Rainbow Parang Design, this set sure lives up to its name, striking a blow of colourful explosion.
Are you even local if you don’t recognise these iconic biscuits? Now in nail wrap form – we’ll be resisting the urge to bite them off!
Some of the other local-inspired designs include Lucky Pineapple, Lapis Sagu, Hello Merlion, and Local Kebaya.
These prints are available at Nodspark’s website, retailing at S$15 each.
16. Armani Beauty Neo Nude Foundation
If you have oily skin, this ultra-lightweight and hydrating water-based foundation might just be what you’re looking for. Perfected in 24 shades, the Neo Nude Foundation aims to bring out a healthy, glowy look by creating a natural complexion without clogging up pores.
The Neo Nude Foundation by Armani Beauty is infused with hyaluronic acid and composed of more than 50% water, leaving skin moisturised even after an entire day. With a buildable coverage, this product contains a light oil formula which adds to an even finish.
The Armani Beauty Neo Nude Foundation (12 new shades available in Singapore) ($88) are available at the Armani beauty stores at ION Orchard and TANGS at Tangs Plaza.